Chicago to Mac Race

by CAPT. JOHN 13. July 2011 23:58

UPDATE: Monday, 7/18/2011

Cyclone's boom snapped in two on Sunday night during a severe storm, just north of Sleeping Bear Bay in Michigan. The crew pulled into the harbor in Leland, MI early Monday morning. Another sailboat in the harbor had lost its mast in the same storm. More details forthcoming.

Cyclone - Broken Boom

Leland, Michigan - Danny peers into Cyclone, no longer concerned about hitting his
head on the now broken boom (top right).

UPDATE: Saturday, 7/16/2011

Mackinac Race Tracking is here:

Cyclone is in Section 7, sail number 51804.

Cyclone Crew Prior to Start of 2011 Chicago-to-Mackinac Race

Chicago to Mackinac 2011
Cyclone Crew: Nancy, Scott, Holly, Danny, Wally and Capt. John

Once again Team Cyclone sailboat is doing the Chicago to Mackinac race. This year is the 103rd running and this will be Team Cyclone's 4th race. The race starts on Saturday July 16th. Once again there will be tracking transponders on the boats so you can track our progress live. To access the tracking go to the following page:

Across the top you will see a link for "Race Tracking" Click on that and that will take you to the main tracking page. This year we are racing in Section 7, the boat name is Cyclone, it's a J/92 and the sail number is 51804

New this year, the nut jobs at will be broadcasting the start live over the internet. So if you happen to be near a computer on Saturday, Team Cyclone will be starting at 12:10PM that means we will be "in the starting box" just after 12:00 Noon. Here is the link to the live starting action: will be also have the "On the Water Anarchy" thread for this race. Once the race starts you will find it here

Our shore crew will be posting here and pre and post race updates will also be here

We will also try and post on Facebook in the Cyclone J92 group. This one is data access dependent as cell phone coverage gets spotty once we get a few miles from shore, if we have access we will try and post some stuff and you can cheer us on there.

Friday Night Race - July 2011

by FJOHN 9. July 2011 10:32